In this edition: Get into The Great Pretend by Should, and consider tracks from Secret Colours, Black Lizard, Oscar, Jingo and WSP.
Should releases The Great Pretend
The Baltimore-based duo, Should, unleashed, The Great Pretend, via Words on Music last week. This is Should’s fourth release after returning from a 13 year layoff with Like a Fire Without Sound in 2011. Sprinkling bits of dream and jangle pop with shoegaze undertones, it latches onto your cerebrum and doesn’t let go.
“Down A Notch”
“Mistakes Are Mine”
Secret Colours – “Into You”
from Positive Distractions Part II
out 29 April 2014
A hooky bass-line and quirky mood drive this latest single from Secret Colours. The merged vinly and cassette versions of Positive Distractions Part I and Part II will be availalbe the same same day, April 29, and during that week they will be performing at Austin Psych Fest.
Black Lizard – “Love is a Lie” [free download]
from Black Lizard
released April 2013
Primordial power pop pleasingly permeates this psych rock/garage track.
Oscar – “Open Up”
from Brown Rice
out this summer via Smalltown Supersound
Imagine Dave Gahan fronting Blur, and be prepared to flip your lid.
Jingo – “When You Want Me” [free download]
London-based quartet is a ‘cross-Atlantic’ act that features members from NYC and London. They sound like a modern Fleetwood Mac.
Weak Soul Patch – “Soylent Green” [free download]
Electropop commentary with a bit of tongue-in-cheek.